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Thursday, 24 October 2013

Bloomin' Crochet-A-Long......Week 1

The past few weeks I have noticed a few friendly bloggers participating in a new Bloomin' Crochet-A-Long, Chrissie Crafts and Ladybird Diaries are both working on the Hexagon Flower throw that is in the Nicki Trench's Cute and Easy Crocheted with Flowers book. Another blogger friend A World of Imagination is working on a hexagon blanket too which is inspired by Attic24's hexagon pattern, and seeing all of these inspired me to start making hexagons for a new hexagon blanket....because why the heck not!!


I am using a pattern from Granny Squares book by Susan Pinner, this is a really good book for those who love granny squares, hexagons and stripes.The pattern I am using from this book is simply called Hexagon Blanket, although I am following the pattern loosely and putting in my own stitches because I never seem to be able to follow a pattern without changing something about it! I have only made a few hexagons, as I have been making these as well as crocheting my Little Squares Cushion. Once I have completed my cushion, I am hoping to do at least one hexagon a day for the CAL. The good thing about this CAL, is that there is no time limit and no specifications as to what you are to do as long as you post about it on a Thursday and hopefully have a completed blanket at the end of it! So mainly it is just a bunch of friendly bloggers making similar blankets at the same time as each other.

If you want to know who is all taking part, every Thursday Ladybird Diaries and Chrissie have a list of bloggers on her weekly Bloomin' CAL post. It would be a very good way to get some inspiration too!


Take care!

Hazel x

33 comments:

  1. a very cosy looking picture! I like the hexagons

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    1. Thank you! I was planning to take more photos when it was lighter but my camera battery died....but I do like the warmth of this photo!

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  2. They look gorgeous, love the colours you've chosen. A very cosy photo, I love candles. I hope your eye is on the mend. Deb x

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    1. Thank you Debs, I am not sure how many different colours to have in my blanket. I got he candle photo idea from you he he :) You are very good with photography, so I find your work inspiring. My eye is a bit better than yesterday! x

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  3. What a nice idea. I might have to join in and get started on a new blanket....I like the idea of hexagons and yours look so pretty and very autumnal in that light...oooh lovely:o) xxx

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    1. Thank you, it is a great idea....its a wonderful way to keep motivated as well :) I think I will add in some yellow and possibly green. All of the rainbow, my trademark it seems!

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  4. I see bright happy colors, trademark of Miss Hazel! Yippee!

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    1. Yep, bright colours just make me feel happy :)

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  5. Hi Hazel, I started making hexy s too! Went and bought some new wool yesterday and started on them last night :). Loving making hexys for a change.. Love Yours, I ve gone for some earthy colours this time as everything I ,ve been making lately seems to be red and pink ,lol .lotsof love juliexxx

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    1. Oh that is great to hear, hexies are definitely a fun change from squares. Oh I love the sound of earthy colours, perfect at this time of year! Yes I have noticed you have been crocheting a lot of pink and reds he he but they are nice colours :) Can't wait to see how your hexies go :)

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  6. Your sitting room will be so colourful and cozy with all your new projects! Thank you for linking up, I'm glad you like our 'free for all' style, we'll keep going to keep us motivated! ;-) Chrissie x PS I have my Thursday post up now, so you can do a direct link from my blog!

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    1. Oh I cant wait to see it being all colourful in my living room! I am glad I found this CAL! Meeting so many lovely new people too!

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  7. Lovely as always ! I'd love to do a hexie blankie too... sigh..one of these days!
    Hugs,
    xx

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    1. Thank you Gill, and one day you will make one and I know when you do that it will be gorgeous!

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  8. Love the colors, would look great as a blanket too.

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  9. Gorgeous hexies, your finished blanket will be amazing.
    irene
    xxxx

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  10. Those hexes are going to make such a lovely blanket great colours too! :)

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    1. Thank you, I can't wait for the day it will be complete!

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  11. Your hexies are looking real pretty and I always think it is good to have others to get you along a big project like this! Enjoy xoxo

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    1. Thank you! It definitely is good to have that motivation of others on a big project....although I haven't even worked out how big mine is going to be! The pattern doesn't specify a number of hexagons to make :D

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  12. Your hexagons are lovely and are going to make such a gorgeous blanket. Thank you for joining in the crochet-a-long!
    Marianne x

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    1. Thank you Marianne, I am so glad I took part of this CAL...gotten to see new blogs, its wonderful :)

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  13. Nice work. I too was inspired to make a hexie blanket.

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    1. He he thank you, and hexagon blankets are beautiful!

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  14. Your hexes are pretty. It will make a nice afghan.

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    1. Thank you :) I can't wait to see how pretty it will be!

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  15. Pretty colours and I love the pattern you are using. I've been thinking of Getting the Nicky Trench book as I've seen some nice things online from the book but I'm still working my way through her Cute and Easy book still and really shouldn't start any other projects before I finish some. Last count was 25 WIPs!

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    1. Thank you! I have heard some good things about the Nicki Trench books, and I know how you feel about WIPs although I don't think I have quite that many!

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  16. Isn't the link a great way to find new people. Thank you for your comment, without it I wouldn't have found your lovely blog. I think your blanket is going to be brilliant. Jo x

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    1. Thank you! Yes I love joining in on CALs because you get to find lovely new people :) and get to watch what they are making for the CAL!

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  17. Hi Hazel, hope you enjoy the book, loving your hex blanket.
    Have fun
    Hugs X

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